Women’s Equality Day is the anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 1920, which gave American women the right to vote. Continue reading Women’s Equality Day: August 26
The new Consensus on HIV
For people living with HIV, antiretroviral therapy (ART) has been a lifesaver. Now, scientists have learned that low viral loads also benefit their partners. Continue reading Undetectable = Untransmittable
Shoelaces that inspire — and raise money for Planned Parenthood!
Karin and Scott Silk participated in San Diego’s Women’s March in north county, the day after the inauguration. Continue reading March On
Sex trafficking is unfortunately a way of life for many young women and men in San Diego. Continue reading Sex Trafficking: Learning to Spot the Signs
A day-long fitness and grassroots activism event on August 12
Mark your calendars: The Run 4 All Women California will take place on Saturday, August 12th, and will benefit Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest! Continue reading Run 4 All Women
Planned Parenthood volunteers, staff, and supporters showed their PRIDE at the 43rd annual San Diego Pride Parade. Planned Parenthood is proud to be part of the LGBT community — many of our patients, staff, volunteers, and supporters are gay, lesbian, transgender, or bisexual people. And we share a fundamental belief that all people should have equal rights, including access to health care.
Close to 150 volunteers distributed 20,000 condoms (the most we’ve ever handed out), 1,000 dental dams, sunscreen, and stickers while others held signs and danced their way through the crowd. Music was provided by DJ Latina. Thank you so much to everyone who helped — whether it was making posters for the big day or participating in the event. Pictures, courtesy of Jeeheon, have been posted to the Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest Facebook page. We hope you had a blast!
–Sharina @ Planned Parenthood
Growing up in a conservative Hispanic and Catholic home, reproductive health wasn’t a topic that was openly discussed; in fact it was considered quite taboo. Continue reading My Story of Care, by Jacqueline
Laura has been a Planned Parenthood patient for 8 years. Now she’s volunteering for us, because she wants to give back to the organization that has always provided her with nonjudgmental, compassionate care.
Watch Ariana explain why the closure of Planned Parenthood in Imperial Valley would cause her to travel to Mexico for her reproductive health care. Ariana is a tremendous speaker and powerful advocate for Planned Parenthood!
Alberto and Marylin work in Community and Government Relations (CGR) at our El Centro health center. They teach sexual education to youth in the Imperial Valley. Continue reading Opening the Doors: Teaching Sex Ed in the Imperial Valley
Writer/director Joss Whedon has teamed up with Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and Planned Parenthood Los Angeles on the production of a short film. Continue reading Unlocked